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Sunday, January 17
 

1:00pm EST

Opening Session
Welcome: Stefanie Zelkind
Dvar Torah: Tuvy Miller
Activity: Dave Yedid

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Zelkind

Stefanie Zelkind

Director, The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program
Stefanie Zelkind is the Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program. She has worked in Israel and in the US, serving as the Director of Youth Philanthropy at the Jewish Funders Network/Jewish Teen Funders Network, National Field Director of the Coalition on... Read More →


Sunday January 17, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm EST

1:45pm EST

*Class Meetings*
Sunday January 17, 2021 1:45pm - 3:00pm EST

1:45pm EST

Class 30

Sunday January 17, 2021 1:45pm - 3:00pm EST

1:45pm EST

Class 31

Sunday January 17, 2021 1:45pm - 3:00pm EST

1:45pm EST

Class 32

Sunday January 17, 2021 1:45pm - 3:00pm EST

2:45pm EST

Faculty Meeting
Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Zelkind

Stefanie Zelkind

Director, The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program
Stefanie Zelkind is the Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program. She has worked in Israel and in the US, serving as the Director of Youth Philanthropy at the Jewish Funders Network/Jewish Teen Funders Network, National Field Director of the Coalition on... Read More →


Sunday January 17, 2021 2:45pm - 3:15pm EST

3:00pm EST

Break
Sunday January 17, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm EST

3:30pm EST

*Leadership Seminar 1*
Sunday January 17, 2021 3:30pm - 6:00pm EST

3:30pm EST

Class 30
Speakers
avatar for Michael Koehler

Michael Koehler

CEO | Certified Executive Coach, KONU
Michael is the CEO of KONU. His leadership development work draws on his experience as an entrepreneur, professional dancer, and educator.Michael teaches leadership at NYU Wagner. He holds master's degrees in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School and in education from... Read More →


Sunday January 17, 2021 3:30pm - 6:00pm EST

3:30pm EST

Class 31
Speakers
avatar for Aaron Henne

Aaron Henne

In addition to his work as theatre dybbuk's Artistic Director, Aaron facilitates training experiences throughout the country and has presented workshops at Lucasfilm, Pixar, Dreamworks, and WET Design. He was an American Jewish University Dream Lab Fellow and the Diane Luboff Scholar... Read More →



Sunday January 17, 2021 3:30pm - 6:00pm EST

3:30pm EST

Class 32
Speakers
avatar for Ann Garrido

Ann Garrido

Consultant, Triad Consulting Group
Ann is a Consultant with Triad Consulting Group and an Associate Professor of Homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri where she has taught leadership, conflict management, and communications, in addition to other courses. Ann is the author of eight books... Read More →



Sunday January 17, 2021 3:30pm - 6:00pm EST

8:00pm EST

 
Monday, January 18
 

11:00am EST

Opening Session
Welcome: Stefanie Zelkind
Dvar Torah: David Stein
Activity: Emily Goldberg Winer

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Zelkind

Stefanie Zelkind

Director, The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program
Stefanie Zelkind is the Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program. She has worked in Israel and in the US, serving as the Director of Youth Philanthropy at the Jewish Funders Network/Jewish Teen Funders Network, National Field Director of the Coalition on... Read More →


Monday January 18, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EST

11:45am EST

*Leadership Seminar 2*
Monday January 18, 2021 11:45am - 2:15pm EST

11:45am EST

Class 30
Speakers
avatar for Michael Koehler

Michael Koehler

CEO | Certified Executive Coach, KONU
Michael is the CEO of KONU. His leadership development work draws on his experience as an entrepreneur, professional dancer, and educator.Michael teaches leadership at NYU Wagner. He holds master's degrees in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School and in education from... Read More →


Monday January 18, 2021 11:45am - 2:15pm EST

11:45am EST

Class 31
https://zoom.us/j/96680953873?pwd=S3RXSFRWK3Y3MnhnUEJWczNkU0NRUT09

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Henne

Aaron Henne

In addition to his work as theatre dybbuk's Artistic Director, Aaron facilitates training experiences throughout the country and has presented workshops at Lucasfilm, Pixar, Dreamworks, and WET Design. He was an American Jewish University Dream Lab Fellow and the Diane Luboff Scholar... Read More →



Monday January 18, 2021 11:45am - 2:15pm EST

11:45am EST

Class 32

 https://zoom.us/j/99464104733?pwd=NlNzVHRQeE1seWJNU3B5WlVvVitDQT09

Speakers
avatar for Ann Garrido

Ann Garrido

Consultant, Triad Consulting Group
Ann is a Consultant with Triad Consulting Group and an Associate Professor of Homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri where she has taught leadership, conflict management, and communications, in addition to other courses. Ann is the author of eight books... Read More →



Monday January 18, 2021 11:45am - 2:15pm EST

2:15pm EST

Break
Monday January 18, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST

2:15pm EST

QueerTea

Monday January 18, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST

3:15pm EST

Think With Your Hands
https://zoom.us/j/95681248428?pwd=d3JucnVYR09za3BrV1pKWjZhQlF6dz09


Monday January 18, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm EST

3:45pm EST

*Leadership Seminar 3*
Monday January 18, 2021 3:45pm - 6:00pm EST

3:45pm EST

Class 30
Speakers
avatar for Michael Koehler

Michael Koehler

CEO | Certified Executive Coach, KONU
Michael is the CEO of KONU. His leadership development work draws on his experience as an entrepreneur, professional dancer, and educator.Michael teaches leadership at NYU Wagner. He holds master's degrees in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School and in education from... Read More →


Monday January 18, 2021 3:45pm - 6:00pm EST

3:45pm EST

Class 31
Speakers
avatar for Aaron Henne

Aaron Henne

In addition to his work as theatre dybbuk's Artistic Director, Aaron facilitates training experiences throughout the country and has presented workshops at Lucasfilm, Pixar, Dreamworks, and WET Design. He was an American Jewish University Dream Lab Fellow and the Diane Luboff Scholar... Read More →



Monday January 18, 2021 3:45pm - 6:00pm EST

3:45pm EST

Class 32
Speakers
avatar for Ann Garrido

Ann Garrido

Consultant, Triad Consulting Group
Ann is a Consultant with Triad Consulting Group and an Associate Professor of Homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri where she has taught leadership, conflict management, and communications, in addition to other courses. Ann is the author of eight books... Read More →



Monday January 18, 2021 3:45pm - 6:00pm EST

8:00pm EST

[Optional] Improv Comedy Workshop
Life doesn't come with a script. There are bound to be moments in our careers when we’re caught off guard and need to rely on improv skills and trusting our instincts. How do we embody “yes and,” active listening, and other crucial methods in a leader’s toolkit? Also, don't we all just need a little fun right now? Please join me for an improv workshop where we will play short-form games and exercises. No experience necessary. This is a creative outlet and opportunity for some much-needed laughter.


Monday January 18, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST

8:00pm EST

[Optional] Kiddush Levanah Tisch
I'll be facilitating a virtual Kiddush Levana - Blessing on the Moon, a homage to the great Kiddush Levana of 2018 Summer retreat, and all Wexner folk are invited to join us! Featuring guest appearances from the Head Band Nation.
 
Join as we howl at the moon, and bless the opportunities of new beginnings: 8PM Eastern 5PM PT. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97967827990
 
 
Here's some reviews off the record from the previous experience:
R. Elka Abrahamson - "In my twenty years of Wexner, no one has been able to find a space that allows all fellows to pray together. This is magical."
 
Sam Grenberg (28): "A highlight of my entire fellowship experience"
 
R. Ari Witkin (28): "What I love about Wexner is that we turn orthodox rabbis into reform rabbis in no time." Also Ari from the event "Machiach Mashiach, oyoyoyoyoyoy"



Monday January 18, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
 
Tuesday, January 19
 

11:00am EST

Opening Session
Welcome: Stefanie Zelkind
Dvar Torah: Liya Rechtman
Activity: Rose Savage Levenson 

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Zelkind

Stefanie Zelkind

Director, The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program
Stefanie Zelkind is the Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program. She has worked in Israel and in the US, serving as the Director of Youth Philanthropy at the Jewish Funders Network/Jewish Teen Funders Network, National Field Director of the Coalition on... Read More →


Tuesday January 19, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EST

11:45am EST

*Leadership Seminar 4*
Tuesday January 19, 2021 11:45am - 2:15pm EST

11:45am EST

Class 30
Speakers
avatar for Michael Koehler

Michael Koehler

CEO | Certified Executive Coach, KONU
Michael is the CEO of KONU. His leadership development work draws on his experience as an entrepreneur, professional dancer, and educator.Michael teaches leadership at NYU Wagner. He holds master's degrees in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School and in education from... Read More →


Tuesday January 19, 2021 11:45am - 2:15pm EST

11:45am EST

Class 31
Speakers
avatar for Aaron Henne

Aaron Henne

In addition to his work as theatre dybbuk's Artistic Director, Aaron facilitates training experiences throughout the country and has presented workshops at Lucasfilm, Pixar, Dreamworks, and WET Design. He was an American Jewish University Dream Lab Fellow and the Diane Luboff Scholar... Read More →



Tuesday January 19, 2021 11:45am - 2:15pm EST

11:45am EST

Class 32
Speakers
avatar for Ann Garrido

Ann Garrido

Consultant, Triad Consulting Group
Ann is a Consultant with Triad Consulting Group and an Associate Professor of Homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri where she has taught leadership, conflict management, and communications, in addition to other courses. Ann is the author of eight books... Read More →



Tuesday January 19, 2021 11:45am - 2:15pm EST

2:15pm EST

Break
Tuesday January 19, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST

2:15pm EST

Office Hours with Faculty and Staff
Our faculty and staff are available for short 1:1 meetings; please use email or chat to schedule directly, and then set up individual Zoom rooms or phone calls.

Tuesday January 19, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST

3:15pm EST

*Career Area Meeting*
Tuesday January 19, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST

3:15pm EST

Jewish Education

Tuesday January 19, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST

3:15pm EST

Jewish Professional Leadership

Tuesday January 19, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST

3:15pm EST

Jewish Studies

Tuesday January 19, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST

3:15pm EST

Rabbinate/Cantorate

Tuesday January 19, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST

4:15pm EST

Break
Tuesday January 19, 2021 4:15pm - 4:45pm EST

4:45pm EST

*Fellow-Led Electives*
Tuesday January 19, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST

4:45pm EST

Academic Jewish Studies and the Contemporary Rabbinate
In this elective we will discuss the various roles played by Jewish Studies in the contemporary rabbinate, asking questions like, “How should we study Torah, and why?” “Should rabbis be ‘experts,’ and if so, then experts at what?” “How may their expertise be informed by academic Jewish Studies?” “How should Jewish Studies factor into the training of rabbis?” “What kind of collegial relationships should there be between rabbis and scholars of Jewish Studies?” and more. While we do not plan on finishing this elective with any clear-cut answers to these questions, we do hope to come out with better understandings of how we see Jewish Studies informing the work of rabbis in North America.

https://zoom.us/j/93730670478?pwd=ZjlBejU4TWE4MGJTRTNsY0NQVzlTQT09


Tuesday January 19, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST

4:45pm EST

Angels and Demons After the COVID-19 Vaccine: Jewish Thought on Scientific Progress
With the creation of a COVID-19 Vaccine, we are hopefully beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Through the power of science, humanity has once again triumphed over adversity. But is there a cost to that progress? Using a passage from Dan Brown's Angels and Demons, we will explore whether there is a Jewish of value of scientific progress and, if so, the opportunities and challenges that such advancements herald. Among others, we will focus on works from Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Hassidic Rabbi Tzadok of Lublin, and Chief Rabbi Avraham Isaac Kook.

https://zoom.us/j/93136700513?pwd=cEJNZVk0M1JMcUlJSFd3Mk1jSzhnZz09


Tuesday January 19, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST

4:45pm EST

Leading Amidst Chaos: Holding Space for the Political Moment
This winter institute is bookended by political turmoil, possible violence, and the transition to a new presidency. We want to acknowledge this chaotic backdrop, and hold space to process what it might bring up for you as you learn and lead.


https://zoom.us/j/94744039458?pwd=NnFSQjRGL3RGWkxLcHA1ejdtZ25QQT09


Tuesday January 19, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST

4:45pm EST

Shtark Raving Mad: Is there a line between religious practice and mental illness?
A young man in rural Arkansas speaks in tongues. A middle-aged woman cleans her home for pesach with a toothbrush. One of your Hebrew school students says she can hear god answering her prayers. What can the sometimes-blurry line between religious practice and mental illness tell us about the changing roles of religion and mental health for American Jews across the denominational spectrum. We’ll look at one example of this blurry line through a case study and we’ll open up a conversation about what different theories of mental health have to say about our roles in supporting our students, congregants, campers, and everyone else we serve.

https://zoom.us/j/92854084215?pwd=TVJ5YzQ3cC9Jd2JkMmQvcFJDRjBZZz09


Tuesday January 19, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST

4:45pm EST

Undercover: A Head Covering Tutorial and Text Study
Since I’ve gotten married, I’ve covered my hair. I’ve been fascinated with the concept of head covering since. Its alternately, a sign of Jewish peoplehood, a shorthand for observance, and a portal (for some) for deep spirituality. I’ve definitely struggled with how/where/why I cover my hair and I’ve prepare a text study of some sources in Jewish literature for male and female head covering to answer these questions. The second part of the session would be kind of a tutorial on all the different head covering options I’ve found or experienced.(Have you ever wondered how to put on a shaitel? This is your place to ask questions and find out!)

https://zoom.us/j/97979993822?pwd=TmI0RHBKUkNRT0kxTWlqTUZnMVFoQT09



Tuesday January 19, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST

8:00pm EST

WGF/DS Class 30 Graduation and Closing
We Love You Class 30!!

https://zoom.us/j/99580461027?pwd=c0RtNTQxL2NZODJtM2J4QzNPS1RsZz09

Tuesday January 19, 2021 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST